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The Bolin Centre focuses on extending and disseminating knowledge about the Earth’s natural climate system, climate variations, climate impacting processes, climate modelling, human impact on the climate and climate impacts on ecosystems, biodiversity and human conditions as well as how society can minimize negative impacts.

The centre was formed in 2006 by Stockholm University, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).

The Bolin Centre for Climate Research is named in honour of Professor Bert Bolin of Stockholm University, a leader in climate and carbon cycle research and one of the founders of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

The research is structured into multi-disciplinary research areas:

The Bolin Centre structure

The research areas are the core of the centre with the Climate Research School, climate modelling and database management as cross-cutting activities. The Bolin Centre Directorate coordinates the Centre while reporting to the Bolin Centre Board and taking into account advice from the Science Advisory Group and the External Science Advisory Group.”

Collaborating organisations in the Bolin Centre

The Bolin Centre for Climate Research is a collaboration between the Departments of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP), Department of Environmental Science, Department of Geological Sciences (IGV), Department of Meteorology (MISU), Department of Physical Geography (NG), and Department of Zoology at Stockholm University together with FLOW External link icon at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Rossby Centre External link icon at The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).